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Fresno, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fresno is the 5th largest city in California with a population of 528,920 as of July 1, 2018. Fresno ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fresno is located at latitude 36.7836 and longitude -119.7934 in Fresno County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fresno (see map below) encompass a land area of 113.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Fresno County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 308 feet.

The City of Fresno (GNIS ID: 2410546) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fresno is located within Fresno CCD of Fresno County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fresno population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Fresno, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 528,920
Population in Households 520,098
Population in Familes 435,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,822
Population Density2 4,671
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $47,746
Average Household Income $70,640
Per Capita Income $22,832


Total Housing Units 181,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84,255 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 83,762 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,486 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $268,909
Average Home Value $342,134


Total Households 168,017
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 118,609
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.78% 0.86%
Households 0.68% 0.8%
Families 0.71% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   3.38%

Fresno, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fresno to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 100th
Population Density # 270 82nd
Diversity Index # 93 94th
Median Household Income # 1062 30th
Per Capita Income # 1087 28th

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